Saturday, February 6, 2010

Day Three

Just got the call from the lab for the Day 3 report.

For starters, the guy said everything looks excellent and that they would call me in a few more days with the final report. And that was all he was going to say!. But I said, "Okay I'm an information girl so I would like to know everything you can tell me about them at this point." He immediately said, "Okay, I'm going to read each embryo's number followed by the number of cells and then the grade. Do you have a pen and paper ready?"

Did I have pen and paper? Of course!

So here goes.

1. 8 cells, grade 4-
3. 8 cells, grade 4-
4. 8 cells, grade 4-
5. 8 cells, grade 4
6. 4 cells, grade 4-
7. 8 cells, grade 4-
9. 8 cells, grade 3+
10. 8 cells, grade 4-
11. 8 cells, grade 4-
12. 8 cells, grade 3
14. 8 cells, grade 4-
15. 10 cells, grade 4-
16. 5 cells, grade 4-
17. 6 cells, grade 4-

At first when he skipped number 2 I thought it was a mistake, but then I figured it out. 2, 8, and 13 were the eggs that didn't fertilize.

He said they rarely give full 4s because that's like perfect. So all the 4 minuses are still great, I think.

He said something about biopsying and vitrifying them on day 5 or 6 and I said something about most of them making it to that point. He said that the 4-, 5-, and 6-celled ones may not make it. If we had all but three make it to blast, that would still be 11!! We may have enough to make two babies out of this. But I won't go there yet. Six Months At  A Time, Susie.

Right now it should be more like Six Hours At A Time. That is more true than you know. At the risk of giving you waaay TMI, I'll say that my follow-up ultrasound this morning resulted in a diagnosis of not hyperstimulation but constipation. Eww. Apparently the anesthesia can do that to you. And so can eating out for 10 days! So in addition to a few over the counter meds to solve my problem, I actually bought some prune juice. It isn't as bad as I thought it was. But I haven't even had a full 5.5 oz can. So I'm waiting for that problem to be solved. The pill bottles say relief could come between 12 and 72 hours. Oh please not 72 hours! I can't wait to feel better because I feel pretty gross. I can't even eat. But I am relieved it is not OHSS -- the sonographer said there's no fluid in my abdomen. Whew!

The embryologist said they will call again in 3 days with the final report. As I wait for "my problem" to resolve itself, today is our last day in Denver. I wish I felt like going somewhere and doing something fun. We may drive to Boulder or go to the Denver Art Museum. If I feel like it.


  1. Great news! Keeping my fingers crossed. :)

  2. Great news on those embys! They're looking good so far! Glad it wasn't OHSS, but hopefully the other problem will solve itself soon. Can't wait to see the report in 3 days!

  3. Wow, that is a seriously good Day 3 report! I'm just soooo happy for you, so glad this cycle is going so well. And no OHSS! Great too!

    I'm a big fan of dried fruit for those lower GI troubles. Dried prunes are ok, apricots are really yummy. I hope relief comes soon.

  4. Sounds good so far, thinking positive thoughts :)